What is caBIG®?
NCI's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) is a virtual network of interconnected data, individuals, and organizations that redefines how research is conducted, care is provided, and patients/participants interact with the biomedical research enterprise. The caBIG® goals are to:
- Connect the cancer research community through a shareable, interoperable infrastructure
- Deploy and extend standard rules and a common language to more easily share information
- Build or adapt tools for collecting, analyzing, integrating and disseminating information associated with cancer research and care
For clinical researchers, caBIG® applications and services are designed to help with patient recruitment; clinical trial management; managing study data and processes; and adhering to regulations (privacy, HIPAA, IRB), ethics, and standard of care. These free and open source resources work within an organization's existing IT systems and can connect with other 3rd party tools—like clinical data management systems—to leverage industry-standards and simplify the tasks needed to collect and manage clinical trials data. More...
Does caBIG® support International Collaboration?
caBIG® welcomes international collaboration, and is currently working with more than 15 different countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand. More...
What software tools are available for biospecimen management?
What software tools are available for clinical trial management?
There are several open-source caBIG® software tools for clinical trials data integration and clinical trials management:
- Capture and manage adverse events with caAERS
- Manage clinical trial participant information and scheduling with C3PR and Patient Study Calendar
- Support electronic submission of clinical trials data with C3D, Clinical Connector, and caAdapter
- Enable data exchange in clinical trials with caBIG® Lab Viewer, Integration Hub, and caIntegrator
- Address policy, legal, and regulatory data-sharing issues with DSSF